Hartford Decides

Mission

Engage members of the Hartford community in a democratic process by allowing them to decide how to spend public funds, foster collaboration and improve the City of Hartford.​

Principles

Unity
Foster, in individuals and neighborhoods, a sense of belonging to Hartford as a whole.
Deliberation
Promote the sharing of perspectives and knowledge in order to collectively build ideas that connect community needs and challenges with community assets and aspirations.
Inclusiveness
Include people of all races, ethnicities, abilities, incomes, backgrounds, ages, genders, and neighborhoods equitably in Hartford Decide$.
Transparency
Share information and make decisions about Hartford Decide$ as openly as possible.
Collaboration
Encourage neighborhoods, businesses, and community organizations to work together.
Empowerment
Help Hartford residents to make decisions on the use of City capital funds set aside for Hartford Decide$ projects​
Civic Engagement
Increase participation by Hartford residents, especially those who have not previously been involved in the civic life of the community.